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Top Spots For Handmade Jewelry In South Florida

April 3, 2014 9:00 AM

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There’s something extra special about jewelry that has been handcrafted. From handmade resin earrings to handcrafted gemstone cuffs, these items come with plenty of style as well as evidence of wonderful tales of how they came to be produced. These South Florida boutiques, auction locales and flea markets feature diverse offerings for accessories at a multitude of price points. Support the handmade industry by accessorizing with some of these great finds.

Jeux De Vie Designs
Miami, FL
(786) 340-8094
www.jeuxdeviedesigns.com

Jeux De Vie Designs is an incredibly forward-thinking jewelry line by local sisters Maria Alexandra and Olga Medina. The delicate, feminine collections include everything from bracelets to pendants with mid-Contemporary price points. The designers’ inspiration comes from many sources – including their travels and the Miami lifestyle. All of the luxurious designs are handcrafted.

Emporium
2606 Ponce De Leon Blvd.
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(786) 268-0689
www.shopemporiummiami.com

Emporium is a fun boutique for finding great clothing, accessories and gift items including handmade jewelry from local designers. The well-curated store is filled with fun treasures each handpicked by the store’s owner, Sara Zamikoff. The handmade jewelry brands in store include colorful and feminine Lexi Jewelry and the dazzling multi-media Druzy Jewelry by Mickey Lynn. Shoppers unsure of how to style themselves can take comfort in the expert styling advice from the warm boutique.

Miami Twice
6562 S.W. 40th St.
Miami, FL 33155
(305) 666-0127
www.miamitwice.com

Miami Twice is a fun place to shop and handmade jewelry items are one of the categories available at this funky Miami retailer. The name Miami Twice is a nod to the vintage and thrift apparel and accessories in store, but Miami Twice also carries new items from local designers – typically handmade and handcrafted unique lines. The nearly 30-year-old store is a favorite of South Florida stylists as well as other creative professionals and there are plenty of items with very affordable price points on hand.

Related: Top Jewelry Stores In South Florida

Kodner Galleries
45 S. Federal Highway
Dania Beach, FL 33004
(954) 925-2550
www.kodner.com

Estate auctions are great places to find handmade jewelry and other one-of-a-kind or rare jewelry items. Kodner Galleries is an over 100-year-old establishment in South Florida featuring regular estate auctions for items that include special jewelry from around the world. While estate auctions sound expensive automatically, there are often many affordable pieces on sale as well. Kodner Galleries buys, sells and auctions estate jewelry and the family-run business is headed by President Russ Kodner who also happens to be a Gemology Institute of America member and a certified gemologist.

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Opa Locka Hialeah Flea Market
12705 N.W. 42 Ave.
Miami, FL 33054
(305) 688-0500
www.opalockahialeahfleamarket.net

The Opa Locka Hialeah Flea Market is a great place to discover local jewelry designers and handmade pieces at affordable prices. Each visit to this market is an opportunity to discover something new and unique in accessories at the private booths set up on the premises. The jewelry is already offered at great prices and the flea market surroundings mean that no prices are written in stone, calling for time to practice negotiations for prices. Pieces for men, women and children are for sale and the jewelry is made of everything from repurposed materials to 24k gold.

Related: Top Flea Markets In South Florida

Chanoa Chen is a well-published blogger and online journalist on topics ranging from luxury lifestyle living to fashion shows and trends. A self-proclaimed Miami Beach fashion expert, she is also working on launching her first jewelry line, Boki Love. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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